Throwback Thursday: Sophie’s World

It’s Throwback Thursday! Sixty years ago this month, Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder was first published.

One day Sophie comes home from school to find two questions in her mail: “Who are you?” and “Where does the world come from?”…


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Throwback Thursday: Revolutionary Road

It’s Throwback Thursday! Sixty years ago this month, Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates was first published.

In the hopeful 1950s, Frank and April Wheeler appear to be a model couple: bright, beautiful, talented, with two young children and a starter …


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Throwback Thursday: The Unlikely Spy

It’s Throwback Thursday! Sixty years ago this month, The Unlikely Spy by Daniel Silva was first published.

“In wartime,” Winston Churchill wrote, “truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies.” For Britain’s counterintelligence …


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Throwback Thursday: Things Fall Apart

It’s Throwback Thursday! Twenty-five years ago this month, Things Fall Apart by Pema Chödrön was first published.

The beautiful practicality of her teaching has made Pema Chödrön one of the most beloved of contemporary American spiritual authors among Buddhists and …


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Throwback Thursday: Catch-22

It’s Throwback Thursday! Sixty years ago this month, Catch-22 by Joseph Heller was first published.

Catch-22 remains a cornerstone of American literature and one of the funniest—and most celebrated—books of all time. In recent years it has been named to …


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Throwback Thursday: Red Dragon

It’s Throwback Thursday! Forty years ago this month, the first Hannibal Lecter novel, Red Dragon by Thomas Harris was published.

A quiet summer night…a neat suburban house…and another innocent, happy family is shattered — the latest victims of a grisly …


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Throwback Thursday: Airframe

It’s Throwback Thursday! Twenty-five years ago this month, Airframe by Michael Crichton was first published.

Airframe is nonstop reading: the extraordinary mixture of super suspense and authentic information on a subject of compelling interest that has been a Crichton landmark …


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Throwback Thursday: Absolute Power

It’s Throwback Thursday! Twenty-five years ago this month, Absolute Power by David Baldacci was first published.

When burglar Luther Whitney breaks into a Virginia mansion, he witnesses a brutal crime involving the president—a man who believes he can get away …


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Throwback Thursday: The Notebook

It’s Throwback Thursday! Twenty-five years ago this month, The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks was first published.

Every so often a love story so captures our hearts that it becomes more than a story-it becomes an experience to remember forever. …


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Throwback Thursday: A Light in the Attic

It’s Throwback Thursday! Twenty-five years ago this month, A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein was first published.

A Light in the Attic delights with remarkable characters and hilariously profound poems in a collection readers will return to again …


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Throwback Thursday: Bridget Jones’s Diary

It’s Throwback Thursday! Twenty-five years ago this month, Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding was first published.

Bridget Jones’s Diary is the devastatingly self-aware, laugh-out-loud account of a year in the life of a thirty-something Singleton on a permanent doomed …


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Throwback Thursday: Reading in the Dark

It’s Throwback Thursday! Twenty-five years ago this month, Reading in the Dark by Seamus Deanet was first published.

Seamus Deane’s first novel is a mesmerizing story of childhood set against the violence of Northern Ireland in the 1940s and 1950s.…


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Throwback Thursday: Angela’s Ashes

It’s Throwback Thursday! Twenty-five years ago this month, Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt was first published.

“When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all. It was, of course, a miserable childhood: the …


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Throwback Thursday: Neverwhere

It’s Throwback Thursday! Twenty-five years ago this month, Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman was first published.

Neil Gaiman’s darkly hypnotic first novel, Neverwhere, heralded the arrival of a major talent and became a touchstone of urban fantasy. It is the …


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Throwback Thursday: It

It’s Throwback Thursday! Twenty-five years ago this month, It by Stephen King was first published.

It’s a place as hauntingly familiar as your own hometown. Only in Derry, the haunting is real.

In 1958, the small town of Derry, Maine, …


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Throwback Thursday: Manhattan Nocturne

It’s Throwback Thursday! Twenty-five years ago this month, Manhattan Nocturne by Colin Harrison was first published.

Porter Wren is a Manhattan tabloid writer with an appetite for scandal. On the beat he sells murder, tragedy, and anything that passes for …


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Throwback Thursday: Alias Grace

It’s Throwback Thursday! Twenty-five years ago this month, Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood was first published.

In Alias Grace, the bestselling author of The Handmaid’s Tale takes readers into the life of one of the most notorious women of …


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Throwback Thursday: Life of Pi

It’s Throwback Thursday! Twenty-five years ago this month, Life of Pi by Yann Martel was first published.

The son of a zookeeper, Pi Patel has an encyclopedic knowledge of animal behavior and a fervent love of stories. When Pi is …


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Throwback Thursday: Desperation

It’s Throwback Thursday! Twenty-five years ago this month, Desperation by Stephen King was first published.

Stephen King’s #1 national bestseller about a little mining town, Desperation, that many will enter on their way to somewhere else. But getting out is …


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Throwback Thursday: Fight Club

It’s Throwback Thursday! Twenty-five years ago this month, Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk was first published.

The first rule about fight club is you don’t talk about fight club.

Chuck Palahniuk showed himself to be his generation’s most visionary satirist …


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Throwback Thursday: A Game of Thrones

It’s Throwback Thursday! Twenty-five years ago this month, A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin was first published.

Winter is coming. Such is the stern motto of House Stark, the northernmost of the fiefdoms that owe allegiance to …


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Throwback Thursday: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

It’s Throwback Thursday! Fifty years ago this month, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson was first published.

Maverick author Hunter S. Thompson introduced the world to “gonzo journalism” with this cult classic that shot back up …


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Throwback Thursday: Among the Missing

It’s Throwback Thursday! Twenty years ago this month, Among the Missing by Dan Chaon was first published.

In this haunting, bracing collection, Dan Chaon shares stories of men, women, and children who live far outside the American Dream, while wondering …


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Throwback Thursday: The Fourth Hand

It’s Throwback Thursday! Twenty years ago this month, The Fourth Hand by John Irving was first published.

The Fourth Hand asks an interesting question: “How can anyone identify a dream of the future?” The answer: “Destiny is not imaginable, except …


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